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Annual ‘Small Works’ art competition open

Entries for the Lower Clarence Arts and Craft Association’s (LCACA) annual ‘Small Works’ competition, the ‘8×8’ are now open.

This year’s theme is ‘A MOMENT IN TIME’ (reflecting, dreaming, observing, doing). Entries may be in paint, textiles, collage, needlework, mixed media, glass, ceramic, or any other medium. There is only one rule – the work must stay within the 8 inch x 8 inch canvas size, although it can be 3 dimensional.

The competition is open to all ages and not restricted to those living in the local area. There are three student sections (based on age) and an Open section, with great prize money, so why not make it a family project!

Entry of $10 for adults and $5 for children includes a canvas – available now from Ferry Park Gallery, Maclean.

Completed entries are due by Friday, March 19 and the exhibition will run from Friday March 26 – May 1 at Ferry Park Gallery. Announcement of winners will be on Friday March 26.

If you are interested in seeing previous year’s entries, you can view them on For additional information email 8×[email protected]

Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association Inc (LCACA) is a not for profit community organisation promoting and showcasing artisans of the Clarence Valley.

LCACA opened Ferry Park Gallery in 1993 for members to display and sell their work. LCACA welcome new members to join us as an exhibitor or volunteer to work in our gallery. Ferry Park Gallery is on Big River Way, and easily accessed from the Maclean Interchange on the Pacific Motorway. The Gallery has a COVID Safety Plan and is open 7 days from 9am – 5pm.

Di Nixon